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Five stars who get away with tricks

Updated: March 23, 2013, 10:51 AM ET
By Ethan Sherwood Strauss | ESPN.com/TrueHoop
LeBron James, Tim Duncan and Chris PaulGetty ImagesSome of the NBA's greatest players know just how far to bend the rules.

It's not what the rules are; it's what you can get away with. Such an aphorism has defined the games of memorable, even great, players. If you cheat successfully, it isn't really cheating. And history is written by the victors, so winning by any means is usually worth it.

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